Rosalind Bentley is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time James Beard Award nominee. She is currently a senior enterprise writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s narrative nonfiction MFA program.
A feature essay from the Summer/Fall 2020 issue.
This is how so many black families lose their land. One person wants to sell and starts an action that can force a sale. And if a developer wants the land, he or she can buy a small interest in the property from an heir and through a series of legal maneuvers, force the sale of the whole lot.